Rising seat device to receive clinical boost with educational seminars delivered by Kate Sheehan
Well-known and respected occupational therapist Kate Sheehan from The OT Service will deliver a series of educational seminars at the upcoming OTAC conference in Leeds focusing on safe standing transfers, featuring the SitnStand Portable Smart Rising Seat.
Taking place on-stand, Kate will deliver 15-minute sessions challenging delegate to consider their clinical reasoning during a standard transfer assessment to evaluate whether it is client centred and holistic.
The presentation will look at visitors’ understanding of sitting and standing in the context of supporting engagement in purposeful occupations as well as the role of SitnStand in supporting independence.
Developed over 10 years by Israeli engineers and designers, the SitnStand Smart Rising Seat is a battery-powered device that fits all chairs by Life Assistance Limited.
Aiming to improve mobility by helping individuals rise out of their chairs and a portable alternative to traditional riser recliners, the device is controlled by two simple buttons on an intuitive hand controller, vertically lifting and lowering users in a seated position.
Suitable for users with some postural strength, it is the first device that is fully portable, lightweight and to include a rechargeable battery, according to the company, and provides a discreet solution for those with limited mobility.
Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC) Leeds will take place on the 24th April from 9am to 4pm at the Weetwood Hall Estate & Conference Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS.
Kate’s seminar ‘Sitting and standing – supporting purposeful occupation’ will run at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 and 14.30 on stand 09.
See the device in action: